Incorporates important recent changes in women's political participation and representation, such as the election of new women presidents and prime ministers and the continued spread of gender quotas Expanded coverage of women's political participation now includes women judges and women in local levels of governance Updated coverage of women's political representation in the Middle East and North Africa highlights events and issues since the Arab Spring Incorporates more than 100 new studies from the rapidly expanding field of gender and politics Includes an up-to-date discussion on gender quotas and their effects, including coverage of the trend towards “parity” quotas KEY FEATURES: Six chapters cover women's political power in specific geographic regions with case studies from all over the world Includes the latest information available on women in politics worldwide Charts, maps, and tables give visual overviews of the substantial variation in women's access to political power around the world, the growth in women's political power over time, and persistent obstacles to gender equality in politics

Explaining the Political Represetation of Women— International Factors

Explaining the Political Represetation of Women— International Factors

Explaining the political represetation of women—international factors

In the previous three chapters, we distinguished two sets of factors that affect women’s levels of political representation around the world. Supply factors increase the pool of women with the skills to run for political office, and demand factors make it more or less likely that women will be pulled into office from the supply of willing candidates. In this chapter, we examine international influences on women in politics, explaining how international actors such as the United Nations can increase the supply of women while simultaneously influencing states to increase their demand for women. International influences constitute an overarching explanation that affects both the supply of and demand for women ...

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